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Should HIV-positive mothers breast-feed?

Wasundhara Kanbur, Armida Fernandez, Jayshree Mondkar


Abstract

Between five and 10 per cent of HIV infection is acquired perinatally. The incidence of such infection will rise as more women get infected. Children with HIV progress to AIDS-related illness more rapidly than do adults. Hence, the prevention or reduction of perinatal transmission rates is an essential component of the AIDS control programme.

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